Arm Liposuction

Excess fat, especially in the upper arms, can be embarrassing and frustrating and can hamper your efforts to look healthy and fit. Arm liposuction here in NYC is an excellent choice for selectively reducing fat in this area, and creating leaner, more toned-looking arms.

Arm Liposuction
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Smartlipo™ Liposuction for Arms

This is a 33-year-old woman who felt cheated by her "fat arms" despite a steady diet and regular exercise program. Her friends, family, and personal trainer all told her that she could "work it off," but after a few years with a flat tummy, slender thighs, and no results on her arms, she decided to come in to meet me for a consultation.  ... Read More
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Arm Liposuction

This is a 39-year-old woman who had struggled with her weight despite being very active and athletic. She told me that she had gained a little weight in the last year, but not so much to deserve the "fat arms" that she had developed. She also said that no matter how much exercise she did, she was unable to get rid of the fat in her arms. I ha... Read More
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Arm Liposuction Using Smartlipo™

This is a patient in her 20s who was upset by her upper arm fat and loose skin. She wanted a solution that did not involve a long scar on the upper arm such as an arm lift or brachioplasty would create, but she still wanted tight arms and an athletic look.  

Dr. Sterry has good experience with the Smartlipo liposuction technique... Read More
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Arm Liposuction

This is a 40-year-old patient from New York City who told me that she never liked the way her arms were shaped. She was very slender and fit, but she thought her arms lacked the definition that she deserved them to have based on all of her hard work at the gym. She didn't necessarily need them to be smaller because she knew that they were not... Read More
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Arm Liposuction

This is a 29-year-old woman who told me that she was fairly happy with her figure but if she could change just one thing, it would be her arms. She thought she had fat arms and despite my protest (yes, I really did tell her that I thought her arms were not fat), she wanted to have a more athletic shape. I admit that I also told her that I tho... Read More
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Arm Liposuction

This is a 31-year-old woman who asked for liposuction for the arms under local anesthesia specifically (I guess she must have seen my website). She said that she did not exercise and frankly, she had no interest in it, which made me laugh a little. Most of my patients have tried everything and come in only after nothing else works, but this w... Read More
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Smartlipo™ Liposuction for Arms

This is a 41-year-old woman who asked for Smartlipo of the arms by name. She had heard that Smartlipo helps to tighten the skin while also melting fat, and she wanted to know if it would work for her. While she had a little bit of loose skin, I just couldn't see creating the long scar that an arm lift operation would require in her case. So,... Read More
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Arm Lift Lipo

Arm Liposuction can provide quite a bit of "lift" if it is done by an experienced surgeon using the right system.  This case represents a 31 year old woman who was told elsewhere that she would need a brachioplasty (arm lift) operation resulting in a long scar down her arm.  I really didn't want to commit her to that scar and though... Read More
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.


Good Arm Liposuction Candidates

Several options exist for patients who want to improve their upper arms. During your consultation, Dr. Sterry works with you to help you choose the best one for you.

Ideal candidates for arm liposuction are people whose complaints are primarily related to excess fat. If excess, sagging skin is present, then a surgical arm lift may be a better alternative. Liposuction is not appropriate for people who are bothered by excess skin or have poor skin elasticity, as removing fat can exacerbate this effect.

Ideal candidates are also people who are in generally good health, and free of conditions that could complicate surgery or the healing process.

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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has been president of both the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, he sits on the executive council of the New York County Medical Society and has been a delegate to the Medical Society of the State of New York for years. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.

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Your Liposuction Options

Dr. Sterry offers both traditional tumescent liposuction as well as Smartlipo™, which utilizes a laser (as an additional step in the liposuction process) to help melt fat in the arms, making the action of liposuction that much more efficient. Smartlipo is also touted by the company to help tighten the skin in treated areas.

Smartlipo uses laser energy to loosen and emulsify fat before removal, ensuring an easier suction process and minimal trauma to surrounding tissues. Additionally, the laser energy used during Smartlipo can help stimulate collagen development, leading to tighter skin near the treatment area. This added benefit can help enhance your results.

However, the additional procedure using the laser means that Smartlipo is actually MORE invasive than traditional tumescent liposuction. That said, the healing time for both procedures is very similar. We don’t see any significant difference in recovery periods, but the Smartlipo patients do seem to have better results in general than traditional liposuction.

Your Liposuction Procedure

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Depending on the specifics of your arm liposuction procedure, Dr. Sterry may use sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist, or local anesthesia. For both traditional and Smartlipo, Dr. Sterry injects your unwanted fat with the tumescent solution containing a local anesthetic, lidocaine, and ephinephrine (adrenaline). He then makes a series of very small incisions on your upper arms. He uses these incisions to access your unwanted fat, using a long, thin tube called a cannula to break it apart and suction it away. In the case of Smartlipo, the cannula contains a laser fiber that melts the fat prior to suctioning.

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, but you’ll need someone to drive you home after your surgery. Depending on the exact technique used during your surgery, you may need to take up to 1 week off from work and other daily activities, but most patients are back to work after a long weekend. It may take a bit more time before you’re able to get back to strenuous activities and working out. Keep in mind that swelling may make it difficult to evaluate your ultimate results until several weeks have passed.

Let’s talk liposuction. Request a consultation with Dr. Sterry, or call us at  (212) 249-4020 to schedule your appointment.

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